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Delta flight from Tampa to Atlanta ends in injuries after ‘unruly passenger’, police say

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Delta flight from Tampa to Atlanta ends in injuries after ‘unruly passenger’, police say

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A woman was taken into custody by the FBI two days before Christmas after causing trouble on a Tampa-Atlanta flight that resulted in injuries, according to the Atlanta Police Department.

Delta flight 2790 departed from Tampa International Airport at 5:39 p.m. Thursday. During the flight Patricia Cornwall became unruly and injured Delta passengers and employees, police said. When the plane landed at Hartsfield Jackson International Airport, statements from passengers on the flight and visible evidence led police to arrest Cornwall.

Police contacted the FBI guard and officers transferred Cornwall to the Atlanta Police Department compound. FBI agents then took custody of Cornwall. No other information was released.

The extent of injuries sustained by passengers and Delta flight employees was not disclosed.

U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland in November ordered U.S. prosecutors to prioritize prosecution of federal crimes over commercial flights.

“The Department of Justice is committed to using its resources to do its part to prevent violence, intimidation, threats of violence and other criminal behavior that endangers the safety of passengers, flight crews and aircraft. commercial aircraft flight attendants, ”Garland said in a statement. Release.

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